Above: volunteers paint the roofs of Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association affordable housing with a solar-reflective white paint that will both lower cooling costs in the summer and save energy.
Welcome to the tumblr for Go Green Lower East Side’s Model Block Project. Go Green Lower East Side (or GGLES) is a community coalition founded by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer composed of neighborhood activists and community groups, environmental organizations and government stakeholders dedicated to making the Lower East Side a healthier and more environmentally sustainable neighborhood.
A part of Go Green, the Model Block Project is an attempt to take one block on East 4thStreet and make it a model of environmental sustainability for the rest of the city. During the past year, FABNYC has led an effort, along with many partners, to turn the street into a cutting-edge corridor of energy efficiency programs and sustainability initiatives. This tumblr will help chronicle that effort!